Wouldn’t it be nice if you were able to have a successful mind strategy which you could rely on to make your living experience the best? A question I asked myself many times before I got serious about life.
Not that I’m all serious about it, because I still find time to enjoy my days.
But now I realize to enjoy my days I need to manage my day a little better, which I feel we all need to do now and again to bring balance back into our lives.
Without further ado, here is how we can create a successful outcome for ourselves.
Exercise Your Priority Muscle Each Day
The priority muscle needs to be exercised each day. I know that when I go off of prioritizing, everything gets messed up. This includes dividing my time between my work, life, and family.
Our priority is very much akin to the muscles in our body. If we stop exercising it will stop growing which can hinder us from achieving the mind strategy we want to develop to live a full life.
Have you ever heard about muscle memory?
It’s when muscles remember something. Let’s say you do a bench press of the same amount of weight for two weeks in a row. After two weeks your muscle recognizes this and stops growing.
What this essentially means is you either have to add more weight or increase the reps, the priority muscle works in the same manner. It needs to be consistently exercised each day to grow.
The way you shape this muscle depends upon how you rank your time between work, life, and family.
The best explanation I can give on this is when I was invited to a group session where many people were going to be attending. On the other hand, my daughter had a field trip on the same day.
I had to decide to go with a group of people where no one would probably remember me or go on the field trip with my daughter where memories would be made.
Well, the choice was obvious for me, but still, my priority muscle had to be exercised for it to recognize the priority. Plus the inner peace I gained with this was incredible.
Recognize Your Priorities
This is very important to me.
I want it all.
But to have it all, I have to know where my priorities lie. I know if I give attention to one thing, the other will suffer.
When I started this blog, I was spending 10 hours a day on it. I didn’t think much of it, but then I began to notice my children were acting out a little more than usual.
The way they were going about trying to get my attention caused me to lash out at them, and it’s when I realized my misplaced anger wasn’t caused by their acting out. It was because my priorities had fallen out of whack.
I was able to pull myself back in to see where my day needed reorganizing.
You should know how to recognize your priorities or else everything suffers. This can sometimes even include your health.
Seriously this is important. If you don’t take charge of what matters to you, it becomes a long battle with the self.
I once went to the store to buy something for myself but felt like before I made the purchase I had to get permission from my family first.
My husband was like, “Jagi why do you always feel like you need my permission to do something if you want to do it then go ahead.”
Growing up, without permission we weren’t allowed to do anything without asking our parents; the same mentality had now followed me into adulthood.
Here my husband was saying it was okay. It took me a while to get used to, but eventually, I realized, he’s right; I am my own person who can make my decisions when I need to.
Boy! What a relief that was. I was finally able to get over the inner child talk to take charge of my life in a more adult-like manner.
Give the Same Level of Energy at Home as You do at Work
Each day you get up for work. Maybe you get an hour with your family before everyone has to leave for their respective places.
That’s the case with me at least. When I get to work which is usually my home office, because I am recharged I have a lot of energy to give to matters at hand.
Towards the end of the day, I can usually feel my energy draining.
Most people are especially tired when they feel mentally drained.
The one thing which I remember each day is that my family only got one hour in the morning, that too was a rushed hour.
So each day, an hour before work is over, I let my mind go quiet, then I call upon the same enthusiasm which I applied at work to come into play when I am with my family.
You know why?
Because my family deserves the same energy as I give to my work, possibly more. As well my day with them begins when I step out the office door.
Your level of energy needs to be divided equally. If you feel you are giving it all away at work, reprioritize on how you can save what you need for your family.
Being successful yet managing the day can make a desired way of living better. Implement the little strategies into your busy life and watch the difference start to take place.
Let me know in comments below on how you base your priorities to develop mind strategy of creating a great living.
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